[Rd] R-Project build system: DESTDIR support

From: Claudio Fontana <claudio_at_gnu.org>
Date: Sat 25 Feb 2006 - 08:11:26 GMT


I am writing you about the GNU R-Project, as part of by effort to help GNU projects provide a better, more consistent build system.

Currently, your project does not support the DESTDIR variable in generated Makefiles (marked as optional in the GNU coding policies, make and automake manual).

In my opinion, DESTDIR support can be very helpful for the user, the distribution-specific packagers and third-party programs, because it offers a consistent and portable way to perform staged installations.

In each case, please contact me at this address <claudio@gnu.org> to provide your feedback about this issue _in any case_, should you want to support DESTDIR or not.

I am ready to offer you information, help and support.

Thank you for your help in making GNU projects build systems better.

Claudio Fontana

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